Wine Business

Wine Is a Terrible Investment Because It’s Never Really Liquid

Wine Is a Terrible Investment Because It’s Never Really Liquid

There’s nothing quite as bittersweet as drinking a wine, loving it, and then, over the subsequent years, seeing that wine get more and more expensive, to the point at which you simply can’t afford it anymore. On the one hand, you’re happy to have had the opportunity to drink the wine when it was still […]

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Shinn Estate Vineyards Brought Sustainable Winemaking to the Mainstream. So Why Did Its Owners Just Sell It?

Shinn Estate Vineyards Brought Sustainable Winemaking to the Mainstream. So Why Did Its Owners Just Sell It?

Since its first wines were released in 2002, Shinn Estate Vineyards on Long Island’s North Fork has been a force in the region. Until the winery arrived on the scene, the Long Island wine industry hadn’t been shaken up much since the early 1970s when it started. Although there were dozens of vineyards, they were […]

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Why Biodynamic Vineyards Keep Bees

Why Biodynamic Vineyards Keep Bees

When Americans come of a certain age, they learn about the birds and the bees. When biodynamic vineyards come of age, though, vineyard owners think back on the story of the bees and the grapes. If you’ve ever strolled through an organic or biodynamic vineyard, you’ve likely come across a beehive on the property. Depending […]

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Trump Winery, Explained

Trump Winery, Explained

President Donald Trump owns a lot of property and has licensed his name to many different businesses. One of those properties is a winery, which is, unsurprisingly, called the Trump Winery. The business has floated in and out of the headlines since the Trump family took over the winery in 2011, when Trump was a […]

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Being A Somm Is About Service, Not Stardom

Being A Somm Is About Service, Not Stardom

Brahm Callahan is used to being the most knowledgeable wine professional in the room. Thirty-two years old with a face that looks 10 years younger, Callahan is one of only 149 Master Sommeliers in the United States. That’s fewer American Master Sommeliers than American Nobel Prize laureates, fewer American Master Sommeliers than people who were […]

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How Jewish Bootleggers Saved the Day During Prohibition

How Jewish Bootleggers Saved the Day During Prohibition

An Italian accent, a suit, and a Tommy gun — it’s the classic stereotype of the classic Prohibition bootlegger that’s been glorified in popular culture for decades. But there was actually another, larger group of people who had more influence on where people got their illegal drinks: the Jews. It’s impossible to know the exact number of […]

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